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ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS), Volume 4 Issue 2, April 1994

Bounded relative error in estimating transient measures of highly dependable non-Markovian systems
Philip Heidelberger, Perwez Shahabuddin, Victor F. Nicola
Pages: 137-164
DOI: 10.1145/175007.175008
This article deals with fast simulation techniques for estimating transient measures in highly dependable systems. The systems we consider of components with generally distributed lifetimes and repair times, with complex interaction among...

Eliminating the boundary effect of a large-scale personal communication service network simulation
Yi-Bing Lin, Victor W. Mak
Pages: 165-190
DOI: 10.1145/175007.175012
Eliminating the boundary effects is an important issue for a large-scale personal communication service (PCS) network simulation. A PCS network is often modeled by a network of hexagonal cells. The boundary may significantly bias the ouput...

Pseudorandom vector generation by the inversive method
Harald Niederreiter
Pages: 191-212
DOI: 10.1145/175007.175015
Pseudorandom vectors are of importance for parallelized simulation methods. In this article we carry out a detailed analysis of the inversive method for the generation of uniform pseudorandom vectors. This method can be viewed as an analog of...

A Bernoulli factory
M. S. Keane, George L. O'Brien
Pages: 213-219
DOI: 10.1145/175007.175019
Necessary and sufficient conditions on a function fp are given for the existence of a simulation procedure to simulate a Bernoulli variable with success...